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UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science offers a (opens in a new window)Graduate Entry Medicine programme with funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for Irish/EU students. It is expected that there will be 77 places available.

To be eligible for consideration you must hold, or expect to hold by the July prior to entry, a minimum 2.1 (Second Class Honours, Grade One) result in your first Honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8) awarded. The degree can be in any discipline. 

Please note that students who qualify to apply for Graduate entry to Medicine will not be eligible to apply through the mature entry route.

Application is made via the (opens in a new window)Central Applications Office (CAO)* to DN401 Graduate Entry Medicine. The normal application closing date is 1 February prior to entry. Late applications are accepted up to 1 May.

You must supply

  • original transcript of your degree and
  • evidence of award of your degree (e.g. certified copy of their parchment).
  • (opens in a new window)GAMSAT score  (Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test – Ireland will be electronically supplied to CAO)

These documents must be submitted to CAO – please see (opens in a new window)Medicine Graduate entry section of CAO website for details of submission dates. Documents received after the submission dates will not be considered.

All previous third level attendances MUST be declared – please see Transfer Restrictions - All Applicants

How are applications assessed?

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirement, compete on the basis of their GAMSAT scores only.


You will need to apply to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) test. The GAMSAT-Ireland test is held in March each year.

Registration is by online enrolment and opens in early November preceding the test. Please consult the (opens in a new window)GAMSAT website for further information.

GAMSAT results have a currency of two years.

If you are presenting GAMSAT UK or GAMSAT Australia results you must provide these to the CAO when submitting your application.

Please note: no particular texts or preparation courses are recommended or endorsed by ACER, the graduate-entry schools or the admissions authorities. Nor do they support any commercially available preparation courses or have any association with commercial courses.

Further information:

Information on the GAMSAT selection test, including registration and exam dates: (opens in a new window)GAMSAT website.

Details on the Graduate Entry Programme please visit the School of Medicine:Graduate Entry Medicine.

What are the fees?

Graduate entry programmes are not part of the “Free Tuition” scheme. Please see the fees page for full information about fees for this programme. This is a level 8 undergraduate degree, so the undergraduate fees rules apply.

Please note:

If you have at any time resided, or are at present resident, outside of the EU then you must contact the UCD Fees Office well in advance of the closing date to verify your EU Fee status. Your status will determine whether you apply as outlined on this document or if you are required to apply directly to the University.
You can complete an online self-assessment on the fees website.

Non-EU applicants apply via  www.ucd.ie/global.
If you are unsure if you are EU or Non-EU please see www.ucd.ie/fees.

Terms and Conditions

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer

All students must comply with the general regulations of the university.

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